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Initial 'I' and border.

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Livy (Author)

Livy 3rd. decade

Dates / Origin
Place Term: Florence
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Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 27
Ownership : Written for Mathias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1458-1490), with his arms on the first page. Collection of Chretien Franc$ois de la Moignon; his sale (1791). Sir Thomas Phillipps collection. A. Chester Beatty collection. Acquired for Spencer, 1933.

Content : 36 long lines per page, ruled in light brown ink, catchwords visible. Collation: one quaternion (ff. 151-8), one ternion (ff. 219-24), and the remaining 21 gatherings are quinternions.

Content : Above, plus library dossier.

Content : Contains Third Decade, or Books XXI-XXX.

Content : De Ricci dates this manuscript to ca. 1480; Allen and the Walters Art Gallery catalog date it to ca. 1475.

Content : Manuscript is misfoliated at end with two leaves labelled f. 221. Thus although the foliation goes to 223, the number of leaves is 224. Correct foliation is used here, because of the ease of counting to the end after the error.

Content : Opening folio has elaborate border design in white vinestem, large initial, and rubrics. Throughout, 9 gold initials on fields of white vinestem, blue, green and pink. 1-line initials in same ink as text.

Content : Parchment

Content: Portrait of author on f. 1; putti and animal figures in border design.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 8a69c710-c60a-012f-f143-58d385a7bc34

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  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Initial 'I' and border.